DFNN gets demo on first SpaceX/Starlink dish in Philippines

DFNN chairman Raymond Garcia and his team got the first peak on the first SpaceX/Starlink dish in the country.

Garcia said representatives from billionaire Elon Musk’s broadband company gave a presentation to the DFNN board on Tuesday, July 26.

“We will be using Starlink’s connectivity nationwide with our systems and platforms especially in underserved areas,” said Garcia.

Garcia said DFNN would use Starlink’s low-earth orbit satellite system to ensure maximum coverage of its eGovernment Agritech as well as its AI, digital banking and trading platforms.

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) recently registered Musk’s local unit, Starlink Internet Philippines, as a value-added services (VAS) provider.

This allows Starlink – which promises to deliver 00 megabits per second (Mbps) to remote corners of the country albeit at a high cost – to directly access satellite systems and operate broadband facilities to offer internet services in the country.

Garcia was instrumental in hooking up SpaceX executives Rebecca Hunter and Ryan Goodnight with various Philippine government officials.

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